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How to Crochet a Simple Banana Fiber Basket

We as creatives love having unique little knick-knacks in our spaces that shows off our personality or brings about conversation. When I started stitching up this basket, I didn't know what it was going to be. At first, I thought it'd be a water bottle sling but then as I went along, I thought that the fiber I was using would be best used for something else.


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This year, I've been going through my stash of Darn Good Yarn hanks, attempting to stash bust but also trying to come up with 1-skein projects for my community to enjoy. This project uses their Banana Fiber Yarn in Kaleidoscope. It's a medium 4 weight , hand wash only yarn and each hank contains 40 yards of material. Prior to this yarn, I'd never worked with a banana fiber however, I was impressed. Not only does this yarn have a unique look but, it is super soft and has a sheen that catches the light beautifully.


The following project pattern is beginner friendly and creates an end project that measures 3.5" in diameter/ 2.5" high.


Abbreviation



ch - chain

sc - single crochet

hdc - half double crochet

dc - double crochet

sl st - slip stitch

st(s) - stitch(es)

*] - repeat til the end


Materials


Darn Good Yarn Banana Fiber Yarn


6.5 mm crochet hook


scissors


darning needle


Pattern


Round 1:With a magic circle, ch 2 and make 11 hdc in the ring. (12 sts)


Round 2: Ch 2 and hdc into base of the ch 2. Make 2 hdc in each st around. Close the round with a sl st. (24 sts)


Round 3: Ch 2 and hdc into the base of the ch 2. *1 hdc in the next st, 2 hdc into the next st.] Close the round with a sl st. (36 sts)




Round 4: Ch 1 (in the back loops only) sc in each st around the row and close with a sl st.


Round 5 & 6: Ch 2, make 1 dc in each st around and close the row with a sl st


Round 7: Ch 2, hdc into each st around and close the round with a sl st.


Round 8: Ch 1, sc into the base of the ch 1 and into each st around. Close the round with a sl st and bind off.



What will you store in your new basket(s)? Let me know in the comments below and if you make this pattern, be sure to tag me @infiniticraftingco and #darngoodyarn @darngoodyarn on Instagram!


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